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How to Make Paper Pumpkin Wall Decor

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Learn how to make paper pumpkin wall decor using a simple accordion folding technique that’s fabulous for kids through adult! Then go ahead and make a ghost puppet too! This post contains affiliate links.


Learn how to make paper pumpkin rosettes to decorate your home! You can display these on a mantel, bookshelf, or make a montage of different sizes on your wall.

Making a paper rosette is a very basic craft skill and really easy. It’s one of my favorite ways to make a paper circular base. (An origami hexagon is another favorite).

Use this simple accordion folding technique to make a rosette and then turn it into a pumpkin. To do this, simply accordion fold a sheet of paper and then connect the parts strategically to form a circle. The front is covered with another flat circle to “clean things up” and complete the rosette.

You can really get creative while making a paper pumpkin!

Finish it off with a twig, a dowel, a craft stick, or whatever is handy. Cut wavy leaves from crepe paper, cardstock paper, or glue on real pumpkin vine.

Just like I recommend with all my flat paper crafts, this is a fabulous choice for stringing into a Fall garland!

You can either punch two holes for stringing along the top of the rosette. Or simply tape your string to the back.

Learn how to make paper pumpkin rosettes: the perfect craft for the whole family! Younger kids build fine motor skills. Older kids get easily-attainable satisfying results in a mature craft. Adults get to decorate their homes on a dime, and short on time.

Switch up the whole craft by using assorted patterned scrapbook papers instead of sticking to orange. You can totally make this your own!

What you need to make Paper Pumpkin Wall Decor:


How to Make Paper Pumpkin Wall Decor:

1. Accordion fold two pieces of paper, folding in about half inch increments.


2. Fold each one in half.

3. Use the glue gun to glue the ends of the colored papers together to form a semi-circle.

4. Glue the two semi-circles together to form a circle.


5. Draw and cut out a circle from another orange-colored paper – about 2.5 inches in diameter. If you’d like, you can use a glass in the size you like to measure a clean circle.


6. Glue it at the center of the accordion folded pumpkin.


7. Using a box cutter, cut a piece of a branch about 2.5-3 inches in length.


8. Take a chenille stem or wire and wind it around the branch to coil it.

9. Remove it from the branch to form a vine.

10. Glue your vine to the top of the pumpkin. If using hot glue, it should set right away. If using tacky glue, hold (or clamp) it in place until it sets.


11. Glue the twig on top of the vine.

12. To make your leaves: fold a green paper in half. Draw on a half leaf shape so that the center is on the fold. Cut it out. You can make a wavy edge if you’d like. Unfold and you have your leaf.

13. Glue them next to the twig as you’d like them to be.

How do you plan to finish off your paper pumkins? Did you have an easy time learning how to make paper pumpkin rosettes? Comment below!

How to Make Paper Pumpkin Wall Decor

How to Make Paper Pumpkin Wall Decor

Instructions

    1. Accordion fold two pieces of paper, folding in about half inch increments.

    2. Fold each one in half.

    3. Use the glue gun to glue the ends of the colored papers together to form a semi-circle.

    4. Glue the two semi-circles together to form a circle.

    5. Draw and cut out a circle from another orange-colored paper - about 2.5 inches in diameter. If you'd like, you can use a glass in the size you like to measure a clean circle.

    6. Glue it at the center of the accordion folded pumpkin.

    7. Using a box cutter, cut a piece of a branch about 2.5-3 inches in length.

    8. Take a chenille stem or wire and wind it around the branch to coil it.

    9. Remove it from the branch to form a vine.

    10. Glue your vine to the top of the pumpkin. If using hot glue, it should set right away. If using tacky glue, hold (or clamp) it in place until it sets.

    11. Glue the twig on top of the vine.

    12. To make your leaves: fold a green paper in half. Draw on a half leaf shape so that the center is on the fold. Cut it out. You can make a wavy edge if you'd like. Unfold and you have your leaf.

    13. Glue them next to the twig as you'd like them to be.

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